Smartphone activities by watch OS [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 19, 2020

The Smartphone-smartwatch connection

Smartwatches offer the promise to extend the user’s experiences. Most are tightly coupled with a smartphone and its ecosystem. We looked into whether smartwatch user’s behaviors are different between iPhones and Android smartphones. Drilling into the MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 results, showed there is not only a gap between OS but also between countries.

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iPhone users download more paid apps than Android smartphone users [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 18, 2020

Is downloading paid apps a regular activity for smartphone users? Is there a difference among iPhone users as compared to Android smartphone users? This MetaFAQs identifies the active penetration rates in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan.

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News, sports, and weather-for all ages, not all devices [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 5, 2020 Some information such as news, sports, and weather are most useful when they’re current and easily available. There are many ways to get this information across smartphones, PCs, or tablets. Some users are more actively intent on tapping into this information, and different age groups prefer different…

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Smartphones are workhorses [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 15, 2020 Smartphones are in widespread use, as are PCs and tablets. They are being used for more than phone calls. This MetaFAQs looks at the regular smartphone activities of employees in the US, Germany, and China, detailing the work-related activities they do. About MetaFAQs MetaFAQs are answers to…

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Device jugglers stretch certain multi-platform activities [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, February 16, 2019

Consider the device juggler – emailing with a PC, then a smartphone, and then with a tablet or different PC. Do they seem more talented or rare than most of us? Our research shows they are not that unique. Ninety-six percent of those with 2 or more connected devices do at least one type of personal activity across multiple devices. However, the range of multi-platform activities is so broad and unique to the individual user that no single type of activity is cross-platform for the majority. This defines the demand for smoother user experiences.

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How and where PCs and tablets are used differently than smartphones [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, January 11, 2019

People love their Smartphones and find more to do with them than PCs or Tablets. Around the world, there are few activities done with PCs as regularly as are done with Smartphones. Furthermore, there are no activities done more so on Tablets than on either Smartphones or PCs. Usage profiles vary somewhat by country. Online adults in the U.S. use their connected devices differently than users in many other countries.

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